The Building Department oversees all building permit applications for new construction and renovation. The services provided include plan check review, building permit issuance, inspections, and the maintenance of historical records related to issued building permits.
Please be aware that City Hall is open to the public by appointment only. Please schedule an appointment for all building permit requests as all building permit requests need to be submitted in person with hard copy plans. Also, to facilitate the permit process, a completed building permit application is required to schedule an appointment.
Email for Business License questions
An encroachment permit from the Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) is required for projects requesting water and sewer connection to public mainline facilities. A Waste Discharge Permit Application from SMWD may also be required and must be processed before a City Building Permit can be issued. For more information, please see the related SMWD links below.
- SMWD General Permits and Applications
- SMWD Commercial Permits
- SMWD Residential Permits (including ADUs)
- SMWD Encroachment Permits (for projects that require connection to public water / sewer facilities)
Building Department staff strive to respond to all phone messages or email inquiries within one full business day (24 hours) of receipt. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, please email Development Services Director Joel Rojas or call 949-234-4410.